Thursday, April 24, 2008

Album the Tenth

Carolyn's upcoming tenth album may very well be a hymns album (I got a hint about that straight from the songbird's mouth). So, we all know what that means: A blog survey! What hymns would you like to hear Carolyn work her magic on?* We've discussed this a bit over at the (now defunct) message board, but why not revive it here? It's always a fun one to rehash.

Here are mine:
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
I Love to Tell the Story
There is a Fountain
At Calvary
The Old Rugged Cross
It Is Well With My Soul

*As G.K. Chesterton said: "A preposition is a very good thing to end a sentence with."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I Hereby Volunteer!

This is not a joke.

I am volunteering my services as a keyboard player on the "next" Carolyn Arends album. I have some little experience as a player and would be happy to submit a sample of my work.

It's a long shot, but I'll take it.

And I can't wait for the next album!!!

A New Poll

There's a new poll on the sidebar. Express your opinion!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Carolyn on The Debbie Chavez Show

In our renewed and continuing efforts at Carolyn Arends 202 to stay on top of and offer a forum for discussion of all news pertaining to Carolyn Arends, I am opening up (a day beforehand, thank you very much) a post to discuss Carolyn's appearance on The Debbie Chavez Show.

OK, we all got the e-newsletter from Rose. (What? You didn't? Make sure you go sign up right now at Carolyn's site. We'll wait for you here.) Carolyn will have a live, streaming interview on The Debbie Chavez Show (based out of Bellingham, WA -- yay!) tomorrow, April 22, 2008, from 12 noon - 12:30 (PST). You can listen to it here. Apparently, they will be taking calls on the air (1-866-597-PATH) and responding to e-mails.

What do you think, fellow 202ers? Do we represent? Or do we give others a chance to get in on the conversation? I'm more inclined to the latter, since I've hassled Carolyn to the point of satiety, and I'm far more curious to hear what other fans have to say.

It does not sound like there will be any music (only 1/2 hour!), or at least not much, which is disappointing. Maybe Ms. Chavez will leave Carolyn a few minutes for one wee song. I'm hoping for the "Resurrection Song."

Well, this should be great! I'm glad, as always, that Carolyn will be getting more exposure. Just think: Someone out there who has never heard of Carolyn Arends will be introduced tomorrow to an artist whose work will enrich his soul -- Wow!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Guest Book

We now have a guest book! Hurrah!

I also updated some stuff on the sidebars -- groovy new colors (though we're stuck with the oddly colored balls until I become more proficient in altering HTML -- read: forever).

Enjoy, and keep on posting!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Message Board at

The message board at Carolyn's official site has been disabled.

I hope this will encourage more dispossessed posters to come on over and participate in this fan blog.

We'll try to do a better job of keeping this site updated with comments on any Carolyn Arends news that comes along. If you would like to join the group so that you may start topics for discussion, please let us know. You are very welcome here.

Converse on, fellow fans, converse on!